Winboard: Chess game for Windows

Winboard is a Microsoft Windows port of a Chess game for Unix called XBoard.

Winboard: free Chess game for Windows

Users on Windows Vista and Windows 7 already have access to Chess Titans which definitely offers better graphics. What Winboard lacks in graphics makes up for in other handy features…

  • Take a screenshot of the game board from within the game window
  • Save your  game, so you can continue it later
  • Move list history mini window
  • set (custom) thinking time
  • Use your own sound (.wav) files
  • International languages ( Russian, Italian, Spanish, German, Chinese)

You can even use the game board without a computer opponent. This allows you to play with a local human opponent even plan out strategies by playing with both sides of the board.